Best Time of Day to Use a Sauna in Summer

Best Time of Day to Use a Sauna in Summer

Summer in the Midwest gets hot. So, you may be thinking that the last thing you want to do in the summer is get in the sauna. The natural heat and humidity are all you need. Even though it may not seem like it, summer is still a great time to use your sauna! It is (hopefully) still hotter inside your sauna than outside of it, and you can use that to your advantage. But, to really take advantage of the benefits, you will want to enjoy your sauna at the right time. So, what is the best time of day to use a sauna in summer, you ask? We’ll tell you.

What is the best time of day to use a sauna in summer?

Just like every other season, everyone has their preferences on the best time of day to use a sauna. If you’re not a morning person, using a sauna in the morning probably isn’t the best idea because it’ll just make you want to go back to sleep even more. But, if the sleep benefits are what you’re looking for, then evening is definitely your best bet. This still applies in summer, but the time of day you use the sauna can bring you even more benefits.

Don’t like the Kansas heat?

If you don’t like the Kansas heat and have trouble adjusting to it in the summer, a sauna can help you make the adjustment. While most say the best way to help with this adjustment is by using the sauna in the morning, the perfect time is really just about thirty minutes or an hour before you’re ready to get going for the day. By spending 15-20 minutes in the sauna before you get ready to spend some time in the outdoor heat, you’re raising your body temperature above the outdoor temperature. So even if it’s 90 degrees and humid out, you’re still going to feel cooler than when you were in the sauna. 

Spending some time in the water?

Another great time of day to use the sauna is after you enjoy a dip in the pool. We are all familiar with the chill you get between getting out of the pool and wrapping yourself in your towel on a slightly chilly summer day. Or, maybe the pool water itself is cold and you’re ready to warm up. Either way, a session in the sauna is the perfect way to heat up. A quick jump in the pool can also help you speed up your cool down between sauna sessions, since those take longer in the summer.

Summertime in the sauna

Now that you know the best time of day to use a sauna in summer and the benefits, it’s time to get one of your own to enjoy all year. Our custom-cut Finnleo® saunas can be built to fit any space you have, and the infrared heat is safe for the whole family to enjoy. Come Find Your Gathering Place at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool today.

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